2LC 2018/19

Welcome to 2LC!

Autumn 1

We have had a very exciting start to Year 2! Our class have been re-telling the story of Snow White by acting out the main events using props. We used story maps to help us add detail to our re-tell, as well as adventurous language. 

Have a look at the photos of us acting out the story for the first time! We had a great time dressing up and pretending to be the different characters. Can you practise re-telling the story in order?

 

We have been learning about the Great Fire of London! What can you find out about this historical event?

We used drama in our workshop to help us re-enact the fire and find out more about the effect the fire had on London. 

Can you re-tell the events of the Great Fire? http://www.fireoflondon.org.uk/game/ 

We were visited by the London Fire Brigade! The fire officers taught us how to squirt water from the hose and which helmets to wear when on duty. We even practised tooting the engine’s horn!

We have just performed our class assembly about the Great Fire of London. Have a look at our fantastic acting in the photos!

2LC are amazing singers! We have performed at the Light Concert Hall near Euston station. We learnt lots of songs relating to the Great Fire and had a brilliant time singing, whilst watching actors re-enacting the events of September 1666.

Just like Thomas Farynor, we have been baking our own bread! We remembered to turn our oven off afterwards though. 

We joined in with the school’s Big Draw! We drew an outline of a dancer and then we coloured in a large background whilst listening and dancing along to some upbeat music!

A fire safety officer from the London Fire Brigade has been to visit our school! We asked lots of questions about fire safety and we learnt what to do if we hear a smoke alarm.

Autumn 2

Ahoy me hearties! We have been learning about pirates!

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We have even designed and made pirate ships out of recycled materials.

We then applied what we had learnt to make pirate ships out of clay. After trying the clay ships out in some water, we discovered that clay wasn’t the best material to choose!

We have had a great time practising our winter show, Peggy the Pint-Sized Pirate. Come and see our performance on Monday 17th December at 10am or 2pm!

Here is our favourite song from the show:

For our performances, we need to dress up as real pirates! Please bring in a costume from home to help you look more piratical!

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Make sure all costumes are labelled please! 

We have been busy making posters and sticking them up around school! We have included different punctuation marks, sentence types and inverted commas for quotes. Can you spot all of the success criteria that we included in our posters?

Please read our posters so that you know all about our school performance on 17th December! 

We have also had an amazing time using maps, acting out being a pirate, writing our own pirate stories and learning how to talk like a pirate! We have written letters to Pirate Pete to teach him how to brush his teeth properly, so that he doesn’t get scurvy!

We have been visited by the circus! Have a look at our pictures from our circus skills workshop. We really enjoyed being clowns and learning to walk on a tightrope. 

Our Year 2 class party will be on 20th December. Please see our courtyard gate over the new few days to sign up to bring some food / drink to our party! 

Here are some photos from our incredible pirate performance!

Spring 1

We have been learning about Florence Nightingale. 

Did you know that she was a famous nurse during the Victorian times? Have a look at these clips to see if you can find out more about Florence.

We are excited that an actor will be visiting us soon to show us what Florence’s life was like during the Crimean War. In preparation for her visit, we have been acting out scenes from Scutari hospital and writing about what it must have been like for the soldiers who were there. 

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Can you guess some of the changes that Florence made to the unsanitary hospital in the Crimea?

We were visited by Florence Nightingale! She allowed us to dress up in some of her clothes and study some historical artefacts.

We have been learning about the art movement fauvism, where bright, unrealistic colours are used to represent feelings. Using paint, we have been showing the feelings of the nurses and soldiers during this time. 

We’ve also been comparing fauvism to pop art. Have a look at some pictures online to see if you can compare these two art movements! 

Do you like our pop art of Florence Nightingale?

Ibrahim & Osian

Tillie & Zenji 2

Thomas G & Frances

In Maths, we have been applying our place value knowledge to help us crack codes. We had to answer questions based on more than/less than, even/odd, multiples of 2 etc in order to work out the combination to Andy Murray’s suitcase! Can you guess what we found inside his case?

We have been practising our hip hop dance skills! Have a look at us dancing!

In Computing, we have been taking photos of our plants as they grow! Some haven’t grown at all because we decided to put them inside the freezer or a dark cupboard! This has helped us to work out what plants need in order to grow.

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Have a look at some of our edited photos using Paint!

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2

We have been learning about night time! We are focusing on nocturnal animals so have been reading the story of The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson. Can you re-tell the story in your own words?

We’ve been visited by a small zoo and had the opportunity to meet nocturnal and woodland animals. We had to be quiet and gentle so that we didn’t scare the animals!

We have been exploring the nature garden to find different animals in their natural habitats. Can you guess which animals we found under the dark, damp logs?

On 7th March, we celebrated World Book Day! We discussed our favourite stories and authors, as well as engaging in a whole class ‘book swap’!

We even dressed up as our favourite book characters!

We had an amazing time during Science week!

Summer 1

This half term, we’re learning about the seaside

What do you already know about seasides now and in the past?

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Can you find out what these words mean?    promenade     pier     coast     flotsam    harbour

We had a great time on our trip to Whitstable beach! We visited the RNLI, learnt about the coastguard, used flotsam to create environmental art sculptures, observed a working harbour, found special shells, designed our own beach huts and went on a scavenger hunt!

Summer 2

This term we are preparing for our school carnival! The theme is Plastic Is Not Fantastic, so we’ve been learning about recycling and using materials other than plastic to make different products. We will even be creating our own costumes, instruments and totem poles using recyclable materials.

We can’t wait for Healthy Week so that we can make our own healthy snack and design  plastic-free packaging! We hope that 2LC wins the prize for the best snack! 

One of our recent English texts was Rosie Revere. We loved learning about young Rosie’s secret dreams of becoming an engineer and how important it is not to give up. Rosie’s efforts inspired us to visit Tower Bridge to learn more about engineering and architecture. 

  

We had to be very brave when standing on the see-through glass floor at the top of Tower Bridge! 

We are going to use our experiences in Tower Bridge to help us write an information leaflet about this incredible landmark.

We had a great time during Bike Week and Healthy Week. We made delicious coconut and apricot balls and presented them to the judges in the Masterchef assembly. They were very impressed with our plastic-free packaging! We also improved our cycling skills during the bike workshop and park loop at Dulwich Park. Well done to everyone for joining in and becoming even more confident with cycling! 

We have just performed our class assembly to some of the other classes in the school. We read out some of our recent English writing and we explained how a bridge works by acting it out. Our key message to the audience was “Never give up!” just like Rosie Revere didn’t when she decided to become an engineer!

We ran around the nearby school field for the Daily Mile. Have a look at us running consistently for 15 minutes!